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Tournament solitaire rules (2 decks of cards)<< Thumb and Pouch | Trefoil >>

Goal: Move out an ace of each suit when you can and build them up to king in the same suit. Move out a king of each suit when you can and build them down to ace in the same suit.

8 cells are each dealt a card. These cards can be played onto the ace or king piles. Empty cells can be filled by any top card from the 6 piles of the layout.

The 6 piles of the layout are each dealt 4 cards. There is no building on these piles. The top card of each pile can be played to empty cells, the aces, or the kings. Empty piles are dealt 4 new cards from the deck.

Each time you are done making moves, deal 4 new cards to the top of all 6 piles.

2 redeals are allowed. All cards from the 6 piles of the layout are gathered and redealt without shuffling.

Variation of: La Nivernaise

Difference: The 6 piles of the layout are spread out so that you can see the buried cards below.

This also has its own variation: Marechal Saxe

This variation by Morehead & Mott-Smith is a welcome improvement. Tarbart had the same idea 44 years earlier with Marechal Saxe, but with an ace and a king dealt to get things started.

Rules source: The Complete Book of Solitaire & Patience Games, Albert H. Morehead & Geoffrey Mott-Smith ~ 150 Ways to play Solitaire, Alphonse Moyse, Jr. ~ The Penguin Book of Patience, David Parlett ~ World's Best Card Games for One, Sheila Anne Barry

Tournament solitaire
This is one of 4 layouts for Tournament in Solitaire Forever II.

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